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Patty Lane

Contributor through November 2015

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Full Disclosure: What California Home Sellers Must Tell Buyers

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California has many disclosure codes on the books requiring home sellers to tell potential buyers everything from whether a person died in the home to an unruly neighbor.

San Diego Gets High Marks For Preventing Premature Births

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Midday Edition takes a closer look at the March of Dimes 2015 Report Card on Premature Birth Rates and what San Diego researchers are doing to help preterm babies.

New Book Explores Forces That Shaped California's Coast

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San Diego's coastal environment is always changing and geology professor Keith Heyer Meldahl explains how in his new book, "Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast."

Jonas Salk's Life, Career Explored In New Biography

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As celebrations wind down marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, a new biography explores the many facets of the man.

New Law Helps Low-Income Families Stretch Food Dollars

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The California Nutrition Incentives Act will leverage federal grants to provide a dollar-for-dollar match to people who shop at farmers markets.

Veteran Science Educator Leads Birch Aquarium Into The Future

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The new executive director at the Birch Aquarium joins Midday Edition for a chat about his work and his plans for the future.

Solana Beach Moves Toward Banning Plastic Foam Food Containers

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A vote scheduled next week could make Solana Beach the first city in San Diego County to ban plastic foam food containers, commonly known as Styrofoam. KPBS Midday Edition looks at what's behind the effort.

Food For Thought: Healthy Planet Left Behind In U.S. Dietary Guidelines

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A scientific recommendation for the final 2105 Dietary Guidelines not only calls for a healthy diet but a healthy planet. However, the USDA says it will not adopt sustainability in its final report.

New California Laws Target Technology, Digital Privacy

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed more than 800 bills this year and last week, many involved privacy rights. Midday Edition will take a look at how electronic communication will be regulated in California.

Lessons Learned From Ebola Epidemic Discussed At San Diego Conference

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The 2014 Ebola outbreak will be front and center at a national infectious disease conference being held in San Diego this week.

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